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Divided Into Zero (1999)

A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man's broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder.

Director:

Mitch Davis

Writer:

Mitch Davis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Philippe Daoust Philippe Daoust
Max Firatli Max Firatli
Griffith Brewer Griffith Brewer ... Seventy Year Old Wanderer
John Alton Jr. John Alton Jr. ... Narrator (voice)
Stephanie Kepman Stephanie Kepman
Meredith Darling
Andrea Hardy Andrea Hardy
Benoît Boucher Benoît Boucher
Mikaela Davis Mikaela Davis
Vanesa Staniscia Vanesa Staniscia
Steve Jones Steve Jones
Chris Feldman Chris Feldman
Rachelle Barrot Rachelle Barrot
Tannis X. Tannis X.
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A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man's broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder.

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I've spent a lifetime working up the strength to speak with people who no longer exist.

Genres:

Crime | Short | Horror | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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Infliction Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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`Divided Into Zero': a hybrid horror film following Antonin Artaud...
30 December 2002 | by vinylbrikolSee all my reviews

In `Le théâtre de la cruauté' Antonin Artaud wrote of a theatre that shakes and awakens the heart and the nerve of the audience. Director Mitch Davis transposes this point of view in cinema with his movie `Divided Into Zero'. The power of the images contribute to provide an intense experience into psychological violence and aesthetic research: through a non-linear structure, a freedom of reading is given to the viewer. The presence of cruelty, the fabric of violence includes in a poetic aesthetic; in this way, the violence depicted isn't gratuitous. It has a deep significance which takes its source into a slow narrative thread and fast short scenes which give the film all of its rhythm. The composition of the frame is a force of Davis. The closeup on the young girl's face, bleeding, (played by Mikaeka Davis, the director's young sister, who doubles actress Stephanie Keepman in this scene) is unforgettable: her intense, mouth-gaping gaze, makes me shudder. David Kristian's sound design goes with fluidity with the entire film; the ambient music compositions of Teruhiko Suzukia and Kristian are becoming a discreet actor.

`Divided Into Zero' is a hybrid film, navigating between horror and art film; it brilliantly demonstrates and stretches the spectrum of horror film's possibilities.


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